SpaceShipOne Feathered Wings

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With a unique design feature of jointed "feathered" wings, SpaceShipOne operated much like a badminton shuttlecock. Upon reaching top altitude, it tipped over for a smoother, more efficient reentry. 

Created:

2015

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

NASM 2015-05852

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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